Naturally, they asked if I had any pictures of myself in historical dress to include with the article, and, as it turned out, none of the stuff I had was suitable, so they offered to have their photographer take pictures. Oooh, fun!
For my outfit, I chose the 1911-12 ‘Little Miss Muffet at the Village FÃªte’ frock, because I’d never had the chance to wear it, whatever I chose needed to be something I could put on without any assistance and drive from my house to the studio in, and (for a reason I can’t remember) I thought I was being photographed against a dark ground – so light colours seemed a good idea.
Still, I’m tickled pink with the resulting photographs. The photographer was a delight to work with: really good at putting me at my ease, and working with me to find poses that worked with the lighting, the dress, and combined what I was comfortable with, and what they were aiming for.
I now have 20ish gorgeous photos of me in the dress. Here are some of my favourites:
If you’re going to Costume College this year you’ll [almost certainly] be able to see an updated version of it in person at the Pool Party (probably – I reserve the right to make last minute costume decision changes!)